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9 September 2016

MACOM expands MMIC portfolio with current-adjustable, fully matched surface-mount wideband amplifiers

MACOM Technology Solutions Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which makes semiconductors, components and subassemblies for analog RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and photonic applications) has added to its growing portfolio of high-performance monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) with two fully matched, current-adjustable surface-mount wideband amplifiers (sampling now).

The MAAM-011206 is a versatile broadband Darlington amplifier operating from DC to 15GHz. Compared with competing devices, it is said to have superior frequency range, higher gain of 14.5dB, improved return loss of >15dB and higher output power drive of 20dBm P1dB (output power at 1dB compression point). Housed in a small, 1.5mm x 1.2mm 6-lead PDFN plastic SMT package, the MAAM-011206 is compatible with standard pick & place assembly equipment. Functional operation is achieved with single bias from +3V to +5V and has the option for current adjustment with an external bias resistor. The new amplifier is said to offer real-estate-constrained users greater versatility for test & measurement, land mobile radios, and wireless and satellite communications.

The MAAM-011229 is a 3-5V broadband low-noise amplifier (LNA) covering the frequency range 0.05-4GHz. The 50Ω LNA provides flat gain (of 19dB) and what are claimed to be excellent return losses to 3.25GHz and out to 4GHz with a 1.2dB roll off while keeping noise figure below 2dB. Simple matching and a bias circuit, along with active bias, enables the 2mm 8-lead PDFN-packaged MAAM-011229 to act as a multi-market amplifier.

"These two devices are just a fraction of MACOM's expanding product portfolio that ranges from DC-100GHz," says Graham Board, senior director, RF and Microwave.

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